Today’s stop on the globe in search of extraordinary startups that ordinary people could benefit from, is India. India is the country that ranks 2nd in the world by population which is 1,349,634,415 people and constitutes 17.74% of the total world population.
This is the country of the forward thinking “political woman” as she called herself, Indira Gandhi – the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India. Her progressive thinking is actual to date “We have to prove to the disinherited majority of the world that ecology and conservation will not work against their interest but will bring an improvement in their lives.” Indira Gandhi. India is known for it’s healthy and full of aromas Indian cuisine, Darjeeling and Chai teas full of flavor and goodness, famed Taj Mahal – ivory – white marble mausoleum in the city of Agra, India is home to between 50 and 60% of all of Asia’s wild elephants and about 20% of the domesticated elephants. India produces world largest amount of engineers and according to sources, one of the best.
India is also ranked 3rd in the world of startups, followed by Israel. Both are in anticipation of Israel-India Startup Platform for Innovative Research and Entrepreneurship, what is looking to be an ingenious and profitable solution.
Feeding India will start the list of India’s 15 most fascinating startups.
Feeding India https://www.feedingindia.org/ simple yet impactful concept of this startup helps to feed the youth of India that are at a disadvantage. It does so by providing the extra food from the restaurants and other places. Not only youth, other groups of people are beneficiaries as well.
“Popular Chefs ask their supporters, followers and other foodies to not waste food, donate any extra food to Feeding India and save what they love – tasty food.”
Our focus is on feeding individual regular meals, especially those who cannot earn for themselves due to natural hardships. We also donate to other target groups and work towards making them independent. We help people get up on their feet so they can get study, work, play and live better.”
Their attitude is admirable to the fact that in civilized society one should help another to become independent and productive citizen.
“Globally, hunger kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. In India 194.6 million suffering from hunger. Globally, 40% of all food goes to waste. Food waste is dumped in landfills, producing methane, ultimately leading to acute climatic problems.” Two major causes benefit from the solution this startup offers, which is to feed the hungry and to preserve the environment by not waisting food.
Ankit Kawatra is a founder of Feeding India and his dream is to make hunger history. It is hard to overpower that. Yet, the next startup managed to do just that. Well done Feeding India startup ❣
EnviGreen http://envigreen.in/ dissolves in water, burns like paper – India’s first biodegradable substitute to plastic.
“They look like plastic bags but are made of materials like natural starch and vegetable oil derivatives. If placed in a glass of water at normal temperature, an EnviGreen bag dissolves in a day. And when placed in a glass of boiling water, it dissolved in just 15 seconds! These bags take less than 180 days to biodegrade naturally once discarded. So users can throw them away without worrying about harming the environment. The bags are even edible and will cause no harm to animals if ingested.”
“According to the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, 15,000 tonnes of plastic waste is generated in India every day, out of which 9,000 tonnes is collected and processed, while 6,000 tonnes is not collected.” Source https://www.thebetterindia.com/
For the plastic that is already in the circulation Banyan Nation startup http://banyannation.com/ comes with the solution to remove the contaminants while recycling the plastic and adding environmentally friendly substitutes, afterwards releasing the newly recycled eco friendly plastic back into the circulation.
“Banyan’s proprietary plastic cleaning technology removes inks, coatings, and other contaminants using environment friendly detergents and solvents to supply near virgin quality recycled granules to brands, a first in India highly informal, low tech industry. Banyan pioneered closed loop recycling initiatives with India’s leading automotive company (making new bumpers from discarded ones) and a global cosmetics company (making new bottles from discarded ones), establishing circular economy leadership in the automotive and beauty sector respectively, that can be extended to other industries.”
Edible cutlery http://www.bakeys.com/
“As you are aware plastic contains chemical complexes, several of which are neuro toxic and carcinogenic. These leach into food. In fact, even the so called food grade cutlery is that, where this leaching is within permissible levels of 60 Parts Per Million (PPM). When you know that the substances that leach can cause cancer and impact your nervous system, why should you allow even one part per million!!! Beware next time you consume food served in or stored in plastic bags/ containers/ pouches/ cheap thin bags. A healthy, nutritious and eco friendly alternative. This is why we made these edible and safe products. Our cutlery is made of flours of jowar (sorghum) blended with rice and wheat. They contain NO chemicals/preservatives/fat/plasticizes, emulsifiers, artificial colour or milk products. In fact they contain nothing that is not a plant product (except salt, which we add for taste).
It is 100% natural, biodegradable/ vegetarian and Vegan.
They can also be made gluten free and with many other grains that are easily available in other countries. None of them will need preservatives or emulsifiers or fat at all. They are simply baked in high temperatures. “
“The Planet Earthlings project is merging the functionality of a 3d Virtual World and a Social Network into a gamified educational destination with the central goal of empowering young people. It’s called “Zarbul,” the intergalactic word for the universe. Zarbul is space themed and has an overall story to excite and reward players giving them an opportunity to have fun while learning. Here is the first short video of the multiplayer platform:
The mission in “Acting Kindly” game is to save planet earth. Apparently you can do it by helping your mom run errands as well as other deeds
“Acting Kindly” is an alien inspired change the world card mobile app and game where users/players perform random acts of kindness and playful deeds to spread joy. It can be played at school, in your neighborhood, at events or other public venues. The mobile version is available for Android and iOS. Search “Acting Kindly” on the Play Store or App Store.
Global 3D Labs – India’s first commercially available chocolate 3D printer: the Chocobot, a multifunctional tool capable of directly 3D printing dark, white, milk and other chocolates. http://global3dlabs.com/ ‘The Pramaan V3 is our latest FDM 3D printer which comes equipped with a 25x25x25 cm3 build volume. It comes with the octoprint ability which can be used to 3D print over Wifi and the internet,’ Global 3D Labs team reveals. ‘It also sports an onboard camera which can be used to get a live feed of the print. Pramaan V3 comes with a Filament sensor as well, which notifies the user when the filament is entangled or about to get over. Connectivity options include Cloud connectivity, SD card, WiFi and LCD screen.’
Here is a delicious video
You ask why Global 3D Labs?
“In the current 3D printing scenario in India, the imported high quality 3D printers are very expensive and the cheap 3D printers are of low to mediocre quality. Our 3D printers stand apart as our team of passionate professionals always ensures that the Pramaan Series 3D printers are advanced, reliable, cost-effective and most importantly, best-in-class. In addition to manufacturing high quality and cost effective 3D printers, we also stand apart because of our after-sales and warranty support. Since we are manufacturers located in India, our after-sales support is highly efficient and very reliable throughout the country.” Another significant fact, this innovative technology is being used in dentistry by pioneer doctors because “it is ideal for dental models and in-mouth treatment devices.”
From the nature for the nature” MultifunCo logo, http://www.aero.iisc.ernet.in/~dinesh/web/
Research vision: “Enable getting as close to the truth as one intends with the least effort!”
Research mission: “
“Better understand non-classical phenomenon in conventional and multifunctional composites
Simultaneous high-fidelity and high-efficiency mathematical models
Improved analysis and design techniques for current and futuristic application”
The company created innovative technology and solution for aircrafts that can protect the environment in a profitable way by creating “lead-free piezoelectric fibers & the carbon-core battery fibers as well as their multifunctional composites along with the interfacing circuits for energy recycling, storage & delivery to local low-power electronic loads”.
Steradian system http://steradiansemi.com/ offers integrated circuit (IC) that maximizes pixel per square millimeter thus giving high-resolution 4D radar for autonomous vehicles.
“Steradian expertize covers all aspects of the Radar System – Semiconductors, Antennas and Radar Image reconstruction through Machine Learning Algorithms.”
“Imagine the radar to be an inferior camera that happens to work well in harsh weather condition, but has very few pixels,” explains Lachhwani, one of the founders. ‘But our high resolution imaging radar system offers a 32X improvement from available solutions in the market,” he adds.
The 4th dimension is added using property of Doppler “This helps predict the time of impact of any object moving towards the vehicle so it can stop or steer accordingly,” says Lachhwani. Source https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/
http://www.dazl.io/ “Women’s safety is a massive problem all over the world. A lot of women find themselves in compromised and unsafe situations. And, I am not okay with that,” says DAZL, cofounder, Aditi Chadha.
Furthermore, “Our mission is to leverage technology to build a community of confident and fearless women,” shares Chadha.
Apart from sending location based SOS alerts to friends and family in an emergency, the device is also capable of emitting a loud beeping noise at the press of a button to scare away a potential assaulter.
“It has an amazing battery life with 45 days standby time on a single charge, is aesthetically appealing and comes with additional functionalities,” explains Chadha.
This 17-month old startup does not offer a disruptive technology, but rather a simple solution to a mind-numbing problem. “We have all arrived at a hospital, brimming with the promise of immediate attention courtesy an appointment made days before only to sit in a queue, seething at the fruitlessness of the whole appointment booking process.”
The founders of Sminq – Shachin Bharadwaj, Santhosh Nagarajan and Sheldon DSouza – claim that their solution can make you an appointment that keeps. “By saving approximately 74 minutes of wait time per patient, we have saved more than 140 years of waiting time till date for all patients,” claims Nagarajan.
Real-time update on your appointment
Currently used only in hospitals or clinics, the app – available on Android, iOS and desktop – has two interfaces: One for the doctors to schedule their days and the other for the patients to receive notifications and alerts to plan their appointment.
“Our algorithms understand the trend and the pattern that a particular doctor follows at her/his clinic and accordingly, predict the time that a patient can expect to be served at,” explains Nagarajan.
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Sig Tuple https://sigtuple.com/ introduces “Shonit” powered by Artificial Intelligence to provide more accurate diagnostic for patients.
“Shonit™ : is a complete peripheral blood smear analyser solution which automates the routine tasks like differential counts. Additionally, it provides a screening solution for various parasitic infections like malaria and disorders like anaemia. It starts by capturing images of blood smear slides with a phone fitted on a microscope. The images are analysed on cloud using state of the art image processing and deep learning techniques. Finally it generates reports containing differential blood counts, visualisations on various blood metrics and suggestions about any abnormalities. The report can then be reviewed by pathologists on any net connected device, from anywhere in the world, making this product useful for areas having a dearth of specialists.”
To help small farmers Kamal Kisan http://kamalkisan.com/ manufactured affordable machinery to reduce labor cost by at least 50%. Kamal Kisan first manufactured a vegetable planter in July 2015. “We, as innovators, never see small farmers as our customers. I think this perspective has to be changed,” says Devi, founder of the company. Small farmers (Farmlands with less than five acres of area) in India constitute more than 80% of farm holdings today.
Triton Foodworks http://www.tritonfoodworks.com/ offers unconventional solution by introducing Hydroponics to grow fruits and vegetables. “Hydroponics is the science of growing plants without soil. Nutrients are supplied to plants through water, with or without a growing medium. At Triton Foodworks, we have optimized the various hydroponics techniques known, to make agriculture profitable and sustainable.”
Startup India Hub https://www.startupindiahub.org.in/ will assist and mentor young entrepreneurs, recognize new startups, connect entrepreneurs and investors.
This sums it up for my list of the top 15 India’s tartups.
The future belongs to daring and innovative minds ❣
Stay tuned, the next stop on the globe of top startups is Novosibirsk and Skolkovo, Russia on http://euphoriainlife.com Euphoria Athena & Tyche is the best start for startups globally.